The 1959-60 school year culminated a great five-year span of high school baseball at Central City High with a championship in the 1960 Class B state tournament. The state final was an 8-4 win over Lincoln Pius X.
Coach: Bill Kennedy
In five years Bison baseball lost only two games in district and state competition. Starters were Kent Braasch, Goldie Hack, Larry Holmes, Tom Larson, Mack McMahon, Tom Moates, Larry (Tank) Munn, James Roark and Wendell Roscoe. Other players: Wilson Dukes, Jim Kuhn, Chad Newby, Larry Ribble and Rex Weller.
Football 8-0 Mythical State 8-Man Champions
Track Class “D” State Champions
10-0 Big Ten Conference Champion. Averaged 32 points per game. Head Coach: Andy Loehr.
Unbeaten North High had great depth and a versatile backfield which gained a lot of notoriety for its productivity and nickname—the Four Norsemen, a moniker created by The World-Herald’s Don Lee. Bob Churchich, Ricky Davis, Rook Taylor and Dan Miller did gridiron mayhem through the Metro Conference during the Vikings’ 9-0 season. Guard Bert Hetrick and end/linebacker Dave Krause were all-state.
1963 Class A Champion
Front L to R-George Swanson S.M., John Farmer, Bo Starks, Ron Boone, Harold Crowe, Lewis Garrison, Jerry Moser, Dan Swanson S.M. Back-Fred Longacre Ass’t. Coach, Fred Hare, Roger Sindelar, James White, Rich Lerdahl, Joe Williams, John Mackey, Neal Mosser Coach.
Led by Booby Allen, Jim Hunter and Joe Orduna, Coach Frank Smagaczs Eagles repeated as Class A state champions, winning five events to outscore runner-up Omaha Tech 58-33.